Losing Touch

In: Business and Management

Submitted By teflondon
Words 854
Pages 4
Tim Donelon
Business Law
October 3, 2015
Losing Touch The Internet is a powerful tool. There are many positive effects that the Internet can have on business. It has changed the landscape of operation for many corporations across the world. However, all this good comes at the expense of “human touch”. While there are plenty of benefits to technology, there are consequences on the human psyche due to this loss of face-to-face interaction. One benefit that the Internet offers is easily accessible, well-consolidated information for a plethora of potential research questions. Prior to the “technology boom”, research was primarily done through the reference of written text. This, more often than not, involved going to a library, which would in turn result in some extent of human interaction. Technology also allows for faster communication. In the past, if you wanted to get ahold of your friend, you would do so by means of face-to-face conversation or via a letter. Today, all you have to do is hit a few buttons for nearly instantaneous communication. Another benefit offered by the Internet is lower cost of products. Many companies are realizing the benefits that having a website has on product costs. These websites allow for companies to sell their products to consumers, while avoiding the setback of building and maintaining another store. In turn, this lowers the overhead costs associated with these products and allows these companies to price their products even more competitively than before. These few benefits, however, come at a significant effect to the human psyche. All of the convenience offered by technology and the Internet is not without cost. As the saying goes, “the easiest way is not always the best way”. All of this convenience comes at the expense of face-to-face human interaction, which is not to be taken lightly. Technology is a big…...

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